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I have a problem with my harddrive

I dont get it to start here is a video of it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8UowlsvH3Y

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  • GomaRampen Jan 28, 2009

    well my hdd is only 1 year and have not been droped on the floor but i travel alot norway ti thailand very often

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Your drive is basically dead. The clicking you hear is the actuator arm for the r/w heads resetting as it trys to read the drive. Can be caused by a worn main bearing. Usually caused either by age or the notebook being dropped. When off the hard drives can sustain a fairly good impact 3-4 ft and still likely survive, however when in operation they don't respond well @ all when dropped from even a small distance.....

Virtually no way to repair. If data was critical, there are companies that will open the drive and recover the drive contents, but it is a costly procedure!!!

You will likely need to replace the drive. I had a situation once where tapping the hard drive lightly near the drive motor has got a drive to spin up one last time, but, only seen it work once. Not a recommended procedure; but worth a try if you're desperate..... Did you backup your data? If not, maybe a practice to start in the future.

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Makes ticking sounds and wont work


The ticking noise is either something touching the fan in the Fan Assembly; or the Harddrive has gone bad.

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Hi, I have destop[ dell pentium R 4 cpu 3 GHz 1.99 GB of ram and 40 GB rom . I want to now if can change the hard disk and put another of 160 GB. tanks you carlos.


A) If you have the Restoration Disk (CD), or a full installation disk of the Windows operating system, the answer is yes.

B) If you have an image backup program, such as Norton Ghost, Acronis True Image, or DriveImage XML, for example, the answer is yes.

The Windows operating system is copied over to the new harddrive.

It would be easier, and more cost effective to just install the 160GB harddrive as a Slave drive.

I don't know if your harddrive is an IDE (PATA) unit, or a SATA unit.

Here is more information on installing either an IDE harddrive, or a SATA harddrive, as a Slave drive in a desktop computer,

1) IDE {PATA} harddrive:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4inX3nC6M1E

1A) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMTOgt3UiB4


2) SATA harddrive:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCgFYNLzn18&NR=1

IDE, also known as PATA is the older style of technology.
SATA is the newer style.

(Parallel ATA
Serial ATA )

The beauty of SATA is not only the faster speed, but if you connect a SATA cable (Data cable) to ANY SATA connector on the motherboard, BIOS will find the device.

BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) will find the harddrive with the operating system on it, first.
Then it will recognize that you have a second SATA harddrive also.

(BIOS looks at both SATA harddrives.
When it finds the one with the operating system on it, BIOS will disregard the other SATA harddrive)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScqDZZeFK9I

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

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Jul 17, 2011 | Dell Computers & Internet

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Need jumper settings for both hard drives. PCb board has been replaced. Cannot rememebr the orgional settings.


Master (M) on the harddrive that came with the computer, Slave, (S, or SL), on the 2nd harddrive.

Don't see M, S, and CS, on the label of the harddrive? (CS is Cable Select)
Sometimes it's right on the edge, where the 40 pin flat ribbon cable plugs in. It will be letters raised in the plastic, of the harddrive body.

To find where to set the jumpers for these harddrives, I suggest you look at the label. Since you had the Printed Circuit board replaced, I'm guessing you know who made it, and what the model number is.

Some harddrive manufacturers,
1.Western Digital
2.Maxtor, (Maxtor is owned by Seagate now)
3.Seagate
4.Hitachi
5.NEC (No longer in business)
6.Quantum, (sold out to Maxtor)

Here are three links that are videos, and may help with setting jumpers, and setting up those IDE harddrives. (IDE is also referred to as EIDE, ATA, and PATA)
(If you have SATA harddrives, do not touch the jumpers, if any are present! These are for the factory. With a SATA harddrive, you can plug it/them, into ANY available SATA header, {Connector}, on the motherboard. Doesn't matter!)

1.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwbboeMO7b8&feature=related
2.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4inX3nC6M1E&feature=related
3.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtEcwRqzeVo&feature=related

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